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Jeremy Minnick is taking his success story to the next level, leaping from Map D's Founding CEO into a board of directors role at Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) - an organization he feels deeply connected to and with which he has enjoyed a long and close relationship. He steps forward confidently, embracing who he has become both personally and professionally.  

As a serial entrepreneur, Jeremy set out to create an innovative venture for the association and event community: Map D. After years of passionate work, his mission was rewarded in 2020 when Nextech AR Solutions - headed by CEO Evan Gappelberg - took notice and acquired Map D into their rapidly growing metaverse technology company. 

As the world entered a period of unprecedented change during the pandemic, Map D kept innovating; with Evan and Nextech AR at the helm combining augmented reality, wayfinding and gamification.  

Looking back on Map D's success, Jeremy feels proud that he’s left the company in capable hands.  

“One of the surest signs of CEO success,” he explained, “is when you can leave a thriving company in sure and steady hands.” This is certainly the case for Map D, where new CEO Melea Guilbault brings a wealth of technology and association experience bringing together all Nextech AR technology and Map D software to create an unparalleled total event experience. 

The throughline of Jeremy’s career has been community, not events. “I’ve always valued working with mission-driven organizations to help with their data and analytics,” said Jeremy, “but my goal and passion are fostering community and I am excited and appreciate the opportunity before me.” 

“We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for founders like Jeremy Minnick of Map D & Evan Gappelberg of Nextech AR Solutions who care deeply about building innovative technology and creating best-of-class solutions for the customers they serve,” says Melea Guilbault, CEO of Nextech Event Solutions (Map D). 

If you would like to learn more about the capabilities of Map D and how it can help tradeshows and events of any size, get in touch now!  

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Written by Nextech3D.ai